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Andrej Kokkonen

Presentation

Andrej Kokkonen is a researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg.

Areas of interest

• Family policy and family formation
• Ethnic diversity, social trust and tolerance
• Gender differences in support for anti-immigrant parties
• Succession arrangements effect on leader survival, civil wars ,and state building in autocracies

Current research

Currently, Kokkonen works in three projetcs In the first, which is funded by the Swedish National Research Council, he, Peter Esaiasson, and Mikael Gilljam study how ethnic diversity in work places and school classes affect social trust and tolerance.

In the second project, which is financed by FAS, he, Stefan Dahlberg, Wouter van der Brug, and Eelco Harteveld study why women do not vote for anti-immigrant parties to the same extent as men.

In the third project, which is funded by the Swedish National Research Council, he and Anders Sundell study how succession arrangements affect leader survival, civil wars, and state building in autocracies.

Teaching and tutoring

Kokkonen currently teaches courses in research design. He also tutors masters essays.

Publications

Dissertation
(2011) Bedroom Politics: How family policies affect women’s fertility and union formation decisions, Göteborg: Göteborg Studies in Politics 126 (PhD-thesis)

Peer reviewed articles
(2010) Ethnic Diversity and Democratic Citizenship: Evidence from a Social Laboratory, Scandinavian Political Studies, vol. 3(4). (With Peter Esaiasson and Mikael Gilljam)

(2014) Delivering stability: Primogeniture and autocratic survival in European monarchies 1000-1800, American Political Science Review, vol. 108(2). (With Anders Sundell)

(2014) Migration-based Ethnic Diversity and Social Trust: A Multilevel Analysis of How Country, Neighbourhood and Workplace Diversity Affects Social Trust in 22 Countries, Scandinavian Political Studies, vol. 37(3). (With Peter Esaiasson and Mikael Gilljam)

(2014) Diverse Workplaces and Interethnic Friendship Formation – A Multilevel Comparison Across 21 OECD countries, accepted for publication in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. (With peter Esaiasson and Mikael Gilljam)

(2014) Group Gender Composition and Tolerance of Immigrants’ Rights, accepted for publication in European Sociological Review. (With Eelco Harteveld, Wouter van der Brug and Stefan Dahlberg)

(2014) Women's Presence in Politics and Male Politicians Commitment to Gender Equality in Politics: Evidence from 290 Swedish Local Councils, accepted for publication in Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. (With Lena Wängnerud)

(2014) “The Gender Gap in Support for the Radical Right: Mediation, Moderation and variability between Parties, accepted for publication in Patterns of Prejudice. (With Eelco Harteveld, Wouter van der Brug and Stefan Dahlberg)

Articles under review
Contact in Context – Does intergroup contact function (better) in high-threat contexts? Revise and resubmit in a sociology journal. (With Peter Esaiasson and Mikael Gilljam)

The Impact of Social Cues on Men’s and Women’s Vote Choices (With Eelco Harteveld, Wouter van der Brug and Stefan Dahlberg). Submitted to a political science journal.

Measuring Immigrant Populations: Subjective versus Objective Assessments, Submitted to a political science journal.(With Sebastian Lundmark)

Peer reviewed book chapters
(2012) “How family policies affect women’s formation of domestic unions – and why it matters for fertility,” in (Eds. Pieter Vanhuysse and Achim Goerres) Aging Populations in Post-industrial Democracies, London: Routledge

Work in progress
Migration Based Ethnic Diversity and Social Trust: A Multilevel Analysis of 3,200 School Classes in 22 Countries. (with Peter Esaiasson and Mikael Gilljam)

Intergroup Friendships as a Surrogate for Descriptive Representation. (With David Karlsson)
 

Contact Information

Andrej.Kokkonen(@)pol.gu.se

Room, B245

Phone:
+46 31 786 5938

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